Issues in Genetics
Policy, legal and ethical issues in genetic research

FDA requests comments on draft guidance for Precision Medicine Initiative

Sequence data and a DNA double helixThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced two draft guidances to support President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative. The guidances will help provide oversight for tests based on next generation sequencing. 

Advisory committee addresses building a medical information commons

Letters of A T C G around the globe While generating large amounts of medical and genomic data may improve health, questions about access and use remain. To address these challenges, an NHGRI-funded project titled, Building the Medical Information Commons: Participant Engagement and Policy, held its first advisory committee meeting March 2-3 in Houston. 


Learn more about human subjects research

Read moreThe use of human subjects in the field of genomics raises a number of key policy considerations that are being addressed at NHGRI and elsewhere. Learn more about his important topic with a new fact sheet from the Policy and Program Analysis Branch.

Updated: Informed Consent for Genomics Research

Read moreThe NHGRI webpages for informed consent have recently been updated. Informed Consent for Genomics Reseach now offers easier access to informed consent resources, easier to read sample language entries and much more. 

Last Updated: July 7, 2016